Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Defenseman Dion Phaneuf formally retired from the NHL, two years after his remaining recreation with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs honored their former captain earlier than final night time’s recreation in opposition to the Nashville Predators.
Salutegate nonetheless follows Phaneuf in Toronto and it has bothered him for some time on how he dealt with it.
“That also bothers me,” mentioned Phaneuf in a wide-ranging interview. “I used to be the captain. I didn’t deal with that properly. I ought to have been higher. I wanted to be. I take duty for that. If I might ever have a do-over, that’s the one I’d need. That’s the one I’ve considered rather a lot.”
TSN: Dion Phaneuf needs to get into administration in the future and hopes he can achieve this with the Toronto Maple Leafs in keeping with TSNs Chris Johnston.
“Effectively that’s definitely what Dion himself hopes occurs right here, James. And look, he’s obtained a younger household, he’s primarily based out of Los Angeles. He instructed me he needs to see his daughter develop up a bit bit extra earlier than he jumps into his subsequent profession. However he has job shadowed previously with Brendan Shanahan, the Leafs president, and he does envision a post- hockey enjoying profession someplace in a entrance workplace and he wish to work right here in Toronto if that might be labored out sooner or later down the road.”
We should always keep in mind Phaneuf for his distinctive tenure with the Flames versus the “Pha-goof” years with the Leafs pic.twitter.com/6zsXDsmHYT
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